Today's DevOps Automation Diagram

#shipit and #failfast: I want to share and discuss the DevOps Automation Diagram for continuous deployment. Via open source and this blog, we can elevate the state of our software engineering and service design!

Quotes and Motivation

  • “Perfect is the enemy of good.” –Volare (paraphrased)
  • “Fail fast.” –Ward Cunningham (paraphrased as #failfast)
  • “I hope to replace myself with a tiny shell script one day.” –Unknown Internet meme?

Ship it and fail fast: I would love to get feedback! I also wonder if anyone can improve my quote attributions.

Here is today’s snapshot of the entire DevOps Automation Diagram source and image. I’ve omitted many possible connections for the sake of showing the optimal automated progression from a developer’s mind to the production stack. I’ve refactored terminology to help inform systems and actions, but you can see there are many moving pieces to enable modern day software development life cycle automation, some of which are not easily identified off the shelf.


My original release was 2015-03-11 (source below), but today’s update adds detail, removes many crossed lines for simple visual flow parsing, and is organized vertically.

devops_automation.pu.svg is one format, so please “view the SVG image” in a new browser window or tab and scale it to your liking, you can copy text from it.

DevOps Automation Diagram - 2015-03-17

Source code: devops_automation.pu

title DevOps Automation (2015-03-11) by Mark Lavi
state Development {
  Development: language
  Development: editor
  Development: code tools
  Development: virtual environment
  Development: runtime
  Development: frameworks
  Development: libraries
  BDD --> UnitTest
  BDD: featureDescription
  Code: featureDescription
  Code: testCases
  Code: testData
  Code: functionality
  Code: configurationData
  Code: deployability
  Code: monitors
  Code: metrics
  Code: logs
  Code -> UnitTest : OnSave
  Code --> BDD
  Code --> LocalBuild
  Code --> LocalRepo : commit
  UnitTest --> LocalRepo
  UnitTest: testCases
  UnitTest: testData
  LocalBuild --> LocalStack
  LocalBuild: localArtifact
  LocalBuild: localTestJobs
  LocalBuild: localBuildAutomationSystemContainer?
  LocalBuild -> ArtifactRepository : manual process\nDesk Build\ncandidate
  LocalRepo -> ReviewSystem
  LocalRepo -> CodeRepository : push
  LocalStack: LocalDeployTest?
  LocalStack: LocalIntegrationTest?
state CodeRepository {
  CodeRepository : branch
  CodeRepository : hash
  CodeRepository : tag
  preCommitHook -> BuildAutomationSystem
  preCommitHook: see Build,TestJobs
  postCommitHook -> BuildAutomationSystem
  postCommitHook: see Build,TestJobs
  webHook: see Build,TestJobs
state ReviewSystem {
  ReviewSystem: master or all branches?
  ReviewSystem -> BuildAutomationSystem: candidate
  ReviewSystem -> CodeRepository : +N = passed
  ReviewSystem: +1 BuildJob
  ReviewSystem: +1 TestJob
  ReviewSystem: +1 DeployJob
  ReviewSystem: +1 HumanReview
  ReviewSystem: +1 PeriodicTestJobs
state BuildAutomationSystem {
  BuildAutomationSystem: perBranch
  BuildAutomationSystem: perHash
  BuildAutomationSystem: perTag  
  [*] -> BuildScheduler
  [*] --> BuildJobs: ad-hoc (manual)
  [*] --> DeployJobs: promote
  BuildJobs -> TestJobs
  BuildJobs -> ArtifactRepository: Candidate
  BuildJobs: localArtifact
  TestJobs --> ConfigurationSystem : updateManifest
  TestJobs -> ArtifactRepository: Official
  TestJobs -> TestAutomationSystem
  TestJobs: PeriodicTests
  TestJobs: BasicCodeAcceptanceTests
  DeployJobs -up-> DeploySystem
  DeployJobs: artifact
  DeployJobs: manifest
  DeployJobs: stack
  DeployJobs -> ConfigurationSystem: updateManifest
  BuildScheduler --> TestJobs
  BuildScheduler: e.g. Nightly
state TestAutomationSystem {
  TestAutomationSystem -> DeployJobs
  TestAutomationSystem: Simulator
  TestAutomationSystem: FeatureIntegrationTesting
  TestAutomationSystem: FullSuiteTesting  
  TestAutomationSystem: LoadTesting
  TestAutomationSystem: RegressionTesting
  TestAutomationSystem: SoakTesting
  TestAutomationSystem -> ConfigurationSystem: updateManifest
state ArtifactRepository {
  ArtifactRepository: candidate
  ArtifactRepository: official
state ConfigurationSystem {
  ConfigurationSystem: manifest
  ConfigurationSystem: deployability
  ConfigurationSystem: configurationData
state Monitors {
  Monitors: SLA
  Monitors -> Metrics
  Monitors -> Logs
state Logs {
  Logs -> Metrics
  Logs -> Monitors
state Metrics {
  Metrics: SLA
state AuthenticationSystem {
  AuthenticationSystem: LDAP, SAML, etc.
state DeploySystem {
  DeploySystem -> ConfigurationSystem
  DeploySystem: entireStack
  DeploySystem: byProfileOnStack
  DeploySystem: byRoleOnStack
  DeploySystem: read, updateManifest
  DeploySystem: bill of materials (BoM)
  DeploySystem: readConfigurationData
  Provision -> Stack
  Provision: profile/role@stack
  Provision: applyManifest
  Upgrade -> Stack
  Upgrade: role@stack
  Upgrade: applyManifest
  Canary -> Stack
  Canary: % existing role@stack
  Canary: applyManifest
state Stack {
  Stack: name/environment\n(e.g. Feature, Team, Release, dev/qa/stage/prod)
  [*] --> node
  [*] -> ProviderInfrastructure
  ProviderInfrastructure: load balancer
  ProviderInfrastructure: DNS
  ProviderInfrastructure: monitor
  ProviderInfrastructure: scheduler, autoscaler
  ProviderInfrastructure --> Monitors
  ProviderInfrastructure --> node
  node: provider
  node: profile
  node: role
  node: monitor
  node -> Monitors
  node -> Logs
  node -> Metrics

I will put this under revision control in the Infrastructure as Code project I’m undertaking. I do not believe authored hyperlinks export to SVG yet, perhaps that will be my first request for PlantUML.